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Case Law Update

Case Law Update

Read comprehensive summaries of recent court and administrative decisions (from the MSPB, EEOC and FLRA) affecting the terms, conditions, and rights of federal employment, written by the attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk

Every other Friday, FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, explores current issues of importance to federal employees and those interested in the federal sector.

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Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

Find out about upcoming federal training opportunities for managers and their staff.

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Whether it’s news from the Border, national security crimes or law enforcement's effort to combat drugs, The Takedown recounts the latest federal busts in this weekly column.

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Hear it from WAEPA

Hear it from WAEPA

This column highlights what’s going on inside WAEPA, a group life insurance program that’s been protecting federal employees and their families since 1943.

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Hear it from FLEOA

Hear it from FLEOA

A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

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The Spotlight

The Spotlight

This column examines the professional exposures of those who work in federal law enforcement from FEDS, a liability and defense insurance provider.

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Just the Facts

Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments and milestones, as well as recent officer statistics.

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Hear it from WIFLE

Hear it from WIFLE

A quarterly column providing news and information related to the unique issues facing women in federal law enforcement.

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Behind the Blue Line

Behind the Blue Line

Get first-hand accounts of law enforcement history in this column from NLEOMF’s museum collection.

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Arizona Mayor Declares Local Emergency Over Number of Migrants

Arizona Mayor Declares Local Emergency Over Number of Migrants

Yuma, Arizona Mayor Doug Nicholls announced Tuesday that the number of migrants seeking asylum released into the city has become unsustainable. The mayor has requested federal assistance in handling the issue, which he claims has built to become a humanitarian crisis.

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Senate Bill Combats Biased Algorithms

Senate Bill Combats Biased Algorithms

Senate Democrats have introduced a measure that would require companies to check their algorithms for bias before implementation. The Algorithmic Accountability Act introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) would be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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DOJ and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Announce International Bust Relating to South American Call Centers

DOJ and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Announce International Bust Relating to South American Call Centers

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has extradited four Peruvian residents to the U.S., where they face charges of operating a large scale extortion scheme from 2012 to 2015. Jesus Gerardo Gutierrez Rojas, 37, Maria de Guadalupe Alexandra Podesta Bengoa, 38, Virgilio Ignacio Polo Davila, 43, and Omar Alfredo Portocarrero Caceres, 39, are facing federal charges in Miami.

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Spring has sprung… And so has an allegation.

Spring has sprung… And so has an allegation.

Allegations can spring upon you at any point as a federal employee. If you were informed of an allegation being made against you tomorrow, would you be prepared? Do you know how you would be able to account for any potential financial costs or obtain legal representation? If you answered no to these questions, then investing in FEDS Protection should be a top priority for you. FEDS provides professional liability insurance you can rely on to help you with those allegations you never thought would spring at you. 

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Fitting Leadership Development Into Busy Schedules

Fitting Leadership Development Into Busy Schedules

Even though senior leaders know they need to keep their skills sharp through continued development opportunities, finding the time, let alone the budget, for training and development is a constant challenge.

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LIGHT A VIRTUAL CANDLE

LIGHT A VIRTUAL CANDLE

Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 30,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters join us in Washington, DC on May 13. It’s often said that everyone should experience at least one Police Week during their lives, but even if you can’t make it to DC this year, you can still show your support.

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On Remand from Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Virginia Finds That Good Faith Exception Applies in Collins v. Virginia

On Remand from Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Virginia Finds That Good Faith Exception Applies in Collins v. Virginia

Last year, FEDagent reported on the Supreme Court’s decision in Collins v. Virginia, 138 S. Ct. 1663, 1668 (2018). The Supreme Court remanded the case to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which recently issued its decision on remand.

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Trio Bald Eagle Nest Live Stream

Trio Bald Eagle Nest Live Stream

In a rare occurrence, a trio of eagles (two males and one female) have come together to jointly raise a family of three eaglets after one male’s mate disappeared. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups have created a dedicated livestream to allow the public to watch this unique family bond.

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Spring has sprung… And so has an allegation.

Spring has sprung… And so has an allegation.

Allegations can spring upon you at any point as a federal employee. If you were informed of an allegation being made against you tomorrow, would you be prepared? Do you know how you would be able to account for any potential financial costs or obtain legal representation? If you answered no to these questions, then investing in FEDS Protection should be a top priority for you. FEDS provides professional liability insurance you can rely on to help you with those allegations you never thought would spring at you. 

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Fitting Leadership Development Into Busy Schedules

Fitting Leadership Development Into Busy Schedules

Even though senior leaders know they need to keep their skills sharp through continued development opportunities, finding the time, let alone the budget, for training and development is a constant challenge.

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LIGHT A VIRTUAL CANDLE

LIGHT A VIRTUAL CANDLE

Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 30,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters join us in Washington, DC on May 13. It’s often said that everyone should experience at least one Police Week during their lives, but even if you can’t make it to DC this year, you can still show your support.

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Federal Pay Raise: 4 Things You Need to Know

Federal Pay Raise: 4 Things You Need to Know

During the first few weeks of the shutdown, many Feds were disappointed by news of an executive order to freeze pay for Civilian Federal Employees in 2019. Then, in an unexpected turn, Congress passed a federal pay raise in a funding bill on February 15, effectively overturning the freeze. On March 28, President Trump signed an executive order officially implementing the change. In case you’re confused by the complicated discussions around federal pay, here are four things you need to know about the raise:

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The 2020 Census Spectacular

The 2020 Census Spectacular

What do you know about the 2020 Census?  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday, April 5 for a comprehensive discussion of the mission, planning, and execution of next year's big count.

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 FLEOA files suit against OPM for reinterpretation of FERS statute .  Read the full statement below:

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